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White House tells agencies gov’t will shut down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House’s budget office says it’s notifying federal agencies that the government will shut down Tuesday.

Venezuela expels top US diplomat, 2 other envoys

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro speaks to soldiers inside a military base in Coro, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Maduro said Monday that his government was expelling the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy employees for allegedly conspiring with the political opposition. (AP Photo/Miraflores Press Office)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the expulsion of the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and two other embassy officials, alleging they conspired with “the extreme right” to sabotage the economy and power grid.

Three dead as Typhoon Wutip batters central Vietnam

Hanoi (AFP) – At least three people were killed and 26 others injured as Typhoon Wutip slammed into central Vietnam, leaving more than 70 fishermen missing and a trail of devastation in its wake, reports said Tuesday.

Surveys: China manufacturing barely grows

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing barely expanded in September, according to two surveys, indicating an uneven recovery from a painful slowdown in the world’s No. 2 economy.

Cockerill calls for compromise to resolve European Cup impasse

Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill has pleaded with rugby’s powerbrokers to save the European CupCardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill has pleaded with rugby’s powerbrokers to save the European Cup.

Shutdown imminent; GOP unity frays but still holds

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, returns to his office after a procedural vote on the House floor, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate are at an impasse as Congress continues to struggle over how to prevent a possible shutdown of the federal government when it runs out of money. President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass a short-term spending measure to keep agencies operating would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a recovering economy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government lurched toward a partial shutdown at midnight on Monday after Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.

S. Korea stages largest military parade for a decade

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye speaks in Seoul on September 30, 2013, at an event attended by US Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelSeoul (AFP) – South Korea staged its largest military display for a decade on Tuesday, as President Park Geun-Hye warned of the “very grave” threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.

End of an Aimless Summer: 3 Youths Charged in a Killing

After the Australian native Christopher Lane was gunned down while visiting Duncan, Okla., three young men said they had shot him because they were bored and looking for a thrill.    

California’s Berkeley campus evacuated after electrical blast, outage

(Reuters) – Several people suffered minor injuries due to an explosion on Monday in an outdoor electrical vault at the University of California, Berkeley, and officials evacuated the campus due to a power outage, a school spokesman said. The explosion …

Killing Shakes Small Town in Oklahoma

Duncan, Okla., known as the birthplace of the Halliburton Company, was shaken this summer when three teenagers gunned down Christopher Lane, 22.    

Mali fighting forces president back from France trip

Bamako (AFP) – Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will on Tuesday cut short a visit to France amid renewed fighting between insurgents and the military in the African nation.

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